Nation’s No. 3 safety Lewis Cine breaks down his G-Day trip
Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. The play sheet today calls for checking in with one of the faces from G-Day that most folks don’t know too much about. That’s 4-star safety prospect Lewis Cine from Texas.
Lewis Cine, the nation’s No. 37 overall prospect in 2019, wears No. 16. There’s a reason for that.
“I wear that because of my mom,” he said. “My mom had me at a young age. So she was 16. I just keep that close to home.”
That jersey numeral is mean to honor his mother Beatrice Seide. He might always wear that.
He seems like a funny guy when he wants to be. Cine (pronounced Seen or Scene) initially said he stood 6-foot-3 on the growth chart.
“You could really say I’m about 6-foot-2, though,” Cine said. “I sometimes say I am 6-foot-3 because I have a lot of hair.”
He called his G-Day trip a new experience. It was an unofficial visit.
“The crowd was wild,” he said. “The hospitality was A1 and the coaches treated me great. It is something I am looking forward to (visiting UGA) again.”
Cine was measured in at 6-2 and at 180 pounds.
“I felt relaxed,” said Cine, who plans to enroll early. “The Georgia staff has been talking to me for a while now. I’ve seen the whole thing about what they have to offer. It makes me feel easy about what I want and where do they stand.”
Prior to the visit, he felt that Georgia and Penn State were the two schools that have been recruiting him the hardest.
“Now that I have seen Georgia, it has put my mind at ease,” he said. “I like the way things have been progressing with Georgia and now I know what’s there.”
Cine said that the Bulldogs and the staff gave him something to think about. He said that the Bulldogs will definitely get an official visit later this year.
“I have no more questions about Georgia,” Cine said. “I’ve got all of my answers.”
What Lewis Cine learned about UGA
Cine feels that the Bulldogs will take two safeties this year. He left Athens feeling like he was a guy that would be welcome to come back and visit at any time. He said Kirby Smart extended that invitation.
“I left feeling happy about what I saw at Georgia,” Cine said. “With what I saw and what we talked about with the coaches there. They really do stand high. I’m not going to say any numbers, but they do stand high.”
He said that he also met up with UGA 5-star commit Nolan Smith on the visit.
“I did meet Nolan and he was already trying to recruit me,” Cine said. “He kept saying that ‘Man, this is the spot’ and he and I had a little talk. He said that they treat everyone like family at Georgia. His family was there with him at Georgia. We were at the same table. We talked about Georgia.”
He made the trip with a pair of famous prospects. That would be Shilo (2019 CB) and Shedeur (2021 QB) Sanders. They are the sons of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.
Cine also proved to be a pretty good reporter recapping how Shilo felt about his UGA trip.
“Yesterday, this man was in awe,” Cine said. “He was like ‘Man yes man’ about Georgia and he was smiling. He was cheesing and joking around and he felt comfortable in that environment.”
The speedy Texan said he wants to play at the next level with Sanders. San
“That’s a talk that we are going to have to have,” Cine said. “We talk about it. We will see.”
He transferred to Texas this year from Massachusetts. It will be his first year playing to Trinity Christian in Cedar Hill.
Prized 2020 safety Lejond Cavazos names UGA his favorite
IMG Academy rising junior Lejond (Le-GEND)Cavazos was at G-Day this weekend with several big-name teammates. He joined 5-star UGA commit Nolan Smith and 5-star RB prospect Trey Sanders in Athens this weekend.
They were going. So he wanted to tag along. Cavazos had already been to UGA earlier this month. He also just spend the previous weekend on an unofficial visit to Ohio State.
Cavazos doesn’t carry a rating on 247Sports or the 247Sports composite but he is seen as one of the nation’s top defensive back prospects for the class of 2020. He holds offers from Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State, among others.
He also claims UGA as his top school after this weekend’s visit.
“My first visit at Georgia went really well,” Cavazos said. “But it wasn’t really a game or nothing. Nobody really knew. It was an unplanned visit with me and my family to go meet the coaches and everything. I had never been up there since they had offered me.”
When he was on the sidelines with Sanders and Smith before the game, he could not stop smiling. He was laughing with everyone, including Georgia greats Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
“I was not expecting to enjoy myself as much as I did honestly,” Cavazos said. “It is safe for me to say that Georgia is my top school right now.”
That’s interesting. Most recruits are reluctant to name a top school this early in their career. It is sort of like saying the L-word really early in a teen dating relationship.
Cavazos felt no need to hold back. He had the comparison of a recent visit to Ohio State to compare what he was felt this weekend, too. Those are two of the nation’s elite programs.
“I don’t mind that at all,” Cavazos said. “It is not a secret.”
The 6-foot-1, 179-pound defensive back said he could definitely see himself at Georgia already. He’s been timed on the laser at 4.61 seconds in the 40. That’s just the appetizer to his physical skills.
He also came away with a 38.6-inch vertical in testing with a 4.03 short shuttle and a power ball toss of 36 feet.
10 hyper-fast G-Day takeaways
- Monty Rice, he of the double-digit tackles in the game, looked very good on Saturday. He’s going to have a lot of folks scratching their heads at the end of his UGA career about that 3-star rating coming out of high school.
- 3-star players are supposed to turn into very good college starters according to those scales, but I think that Rice will show an upside this season that goes beyond that.
- Jamaree Salyer looked really trim. I’ve been covering him for years and he was clearly in the best shape I have seen in his life. He told me earlier this year that the coaches at UGA wanted to see him report to his first physical at G-Day as close to 330 pounds as he could be. He sure looked like it on Saturday.
- I’m hearing both of Georgia’s future tight ends showed up in great shape. When I noticed Luke Ford and John FitzPatrick standing side-by-side at G-Day during the pre-game, it looked like Ford was almost as tall as a guy that I felt was about an inch taller. I don’t think that is the case anymore. FitzPatrick has been measured at 6-foot-7.5 in the past or close to it. Ford has thickened up, but I would bet a Coca-Cola that he’s not much shorter than FitzPatrick. The Bulldog tight ends both look like great NCAA Division II power forwards.
- The Bulldogs had five of the nation’s top 11 prospects from the 247Sports Composite rankings in town for G-Day on Saturday.
- Derick “Rambo” Hunter did make it into Athens this weekend. There weren’t any photos of him floating around because he said he didn’t want to stand on the sidelines. It got him too fired up to play in the game. We’ll have a big update on him on Monday. He also visited Clemson over the weekend prior to checking out UGA.
- Did you see the G-Day recruit gallery from DawgNation? There are plenty of snaps of the elite talents from G-Day on hand in that update from earlier this evening.
- While we are on the subject of how the signees from the 2018 class are looking, 4-star CB signee Chris Smith II from Hapeville Charter? Smith seems to be doing his best to put those days as the slight 170-pound cornerback way back in his rear view mirror. It will not surprise me if he comes in and gets some time with the second-team secondary early in fall camp. Especially after the injuries to Mark Webb and Divaad Wilson.
- Mycah Pittman, the nation’s No. 8 receiver in the class of 2019, told DawgNation that he wasn’t able to make it out to G-Day this weekend. He cited a miscommunication and a scheduling mishap. He will make the trip later on this spring or summer.
- The Bulldogs didn’t get a commitment on G-Day. When we look back at the timeline for the class of 2019, I don’t think that folks are going to worry too much about that one. These things all work on the timeline of what moment in time makes the most sense for all the top-tier recruits that the Bulldogs are going after these days.
UGA recruiting name to file away
Central-Phenix (Phenix City, Ala.) rising junior OL Javion Cohen doesn’t have a UGA offer yet. But he continues to feel a certain type of way about the Bulldogs.
— Javion Cohen (@thejavioncohen) April 22, 2018
He’s visited the school in the past and really enjoyed himself. Cohen was back for G-Day this weekend and enjoyed himself yet again. The 6-foot-4, 247-pound prospect expects to camp this summer and will hope to earn an offer.
If so, there’s the following to consider.
“My feelings about UGA are strong enough to say that they are a favorite,” Cohen told DawgNation. “Being that they’ve shown interest and promise. The school is the best I’ve seen and I feel that they could be home. I loved Georgia as a child because of their tradition and closeness to home. To sum it up, I feel deeply for Georgia.”
Cohen tweeted this weekend about the energy he felt around and inside Sanford Stadium. He will be working toward a great showing during spring practice for his high school team.
“I believe once they see me in spring, they will strongly consider it,” Cohen said. “Coach (Sam) Pittman said he likes my size and my tape, but everything is better in person. I just hope for the best and (will) work as hard as I can to fulfill it.”
Check out some of his sophomore tape below.
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